Book your hotel near the 2020 Nice Carnival

Book your hotel near the 2020 Nice Carnival

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The whole of Nice is in party mode for the Nice Carnival from February 15th to 29th 2020! The Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice is the best hotel in Nice to stay during the event. Our 4* hotel has been involved in the Carnival for over 20 years with its prime location next to Place Masséna. The fortnight-long event sees all the staff dress up and put on activities for guests at the hotel. Be part of the Côte d’Azur's iconic event in a colourful festival atmosphere.

Place Masséna, just metres from our 4* hotel, is hosting the 136th Nice Carnival on the theme of fashion from February 15th to 29th 2020. The 2020 Nice Carnival pays tribute to one of the world's most famous designers, Karl Lagerfeld. The biggest carnival in France brings together a hundred thousand visitors to gaze at a dozen floats parading around Jardin Albert 1erin Nice every winter.

Come and see the big heads made especially for the event and listen to bands from all over the world. 1800 staff work on this incredible project every year and make it even more magical and exuberant as the years roll by!

Nice Carnival 2019 - Credit Valentin Donato
Nice Carnival 2019 - Credit Valentin Donato

 

The history of the Nice Carnival

The Nice Carnival has dazzled France since February 23rd 1873 when it was founded as the "Carnaval 1er". 1876 saw the first Flower Battle appear on the Promenade des Anglais. It was founded by Andriot Saëtone and has been held on Place Masséna for a few years with the same theme as the Corsi since 2005.

 

The official schedule is all sewn up

Day or night, it's party time at the Nice Carnival with its two iconic events: the Flower Battle and Carnival Corso. Browse the official 2020 Nice Carnival schedule:

Saturday February 15th 2020

  • Flower battle at 2.30pm
  • Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm

Tuesday February 18th 2020: Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm

Wednesday February 19th 2020: Flower battle at 2.30pm

Saturday February 22nd 2020

  • Flower battle at 2.30pm
  • Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm

Sunday February 23rd 2020: Parada Nissarda Carnival Corso at 2.30pm

Tuesday February 18th 2020: Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm

Wednesday February 26th 2020: Flower battle at 2.30pm

Saturday February 29th 2020

  • Flower battle at 2.30pm
  • Illuminated Carnival Corso at 9pm
Nice Carnival 2020 poster - Credit Ville de Nice
Nice Carnival 2020 poster - Credit Ville de Nice
 

All the events take place on Place Masséna near your hotel. Book your tickets on the walkways or stands online on the official Nice Carnival website. Free entry for adults and children in full costume.

 

Your 4* hotel for the Nice Carnival

Every year the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice pulls out all the stops during the Nice Carnival to ensure its guests have the full festival experience. The whole team awaits in their fancy dress with a smile on their faces throughout your stay.

Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice - Nice Carnival 2019
Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice - Nice Carnival 2019
 

Have fun in our photo area with accessories and a carnival big head installed especially for the event to capture photos and bring back memories of your trip to Nice. Post them on social media with the hashtags #SummerHotels and #NiceCarnaval to be in with a chance to be reposted on the hotel's account.

Soak up the carnival atmosphere at the other Nice hotels in the Summer Hotels group: the Best Western Plus Hotel Brice Garden NiceBest Western Hotel Lakmi Nice, Hotel Florence Nice, Hotel Locarno Nice and our two Menton hotels celebrating the Lemon Festival during the same period: the Ibis Styles Menton Centre and Quality Hotel Méditerranée Menton.

2019 saw the group's Nice hotels win the competition for the best carnival costumes awarded by Nice City Hall and Christian Estrosi, mayor of Nice. 

Nice Carnival 2019 awards ceremony
Nice Carnival 2019 awards ceremony
 

Be in the heart of the action when you stay at the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice, a two minute walk from the Nice Carnival. Book now using the code DIRECT on our official website for up to 15% off your stay. Go home from your weekend in Nice with stars in your eyes!